10 stories of committed photography: when photographers want to make a difference
Committed to others, committed to the world, these ten photographers that we present to you today are photographers who strive to convey their convictions through their art. Through photo reports or blogs, they seek to make things happen.
1) brandon stanton
Brandon Stanton founded the famous Humans of New York blog in November 2010. Since then, he has been posting pictures of New Yorkers with descriptions of their lives, telling the story of a particular moment, a particular stage in their lives. His goal? To shed light on the hidden faces of the inhabitants of this cosmopolitan city and to raise awareness of the diversity of each person’s journey. His commitment and the popularity of his blog have made it possible to organize fundraisers to support various social causes.
2) dominika cadu
3) benjamin von wong
4) stephanie sinclair
5) cyrille bernon
It was to defend the cause of refugees in Greece that Cyrille Bernon, a photographer accustomed to school portraits, went to a refugee camp in Greece. He went to the Idomeni camp to photograph the families and the 5,000 or so children living in the camps, creating the report “A childhood in the camps”. By illustrating the inhuman living conditions of these children, he alerted to the despair that animates these families.
6) ruddy roye
In the same spirit as the Humans of New York blog, the work of Ruddy Roye, a Jamaican photographer based in Brooklyn, aims to destroy prejudice and make people think. Ruddy focuses on portraits of African-Americans, highlighting their stories and the difficulties of everyday life. Commitment to others and raising awareness are the key words of this committed photographer.
7) frédéric noy
8) mário macilau
9) mattias klum
Mattias Klum, the famous Swedish pro-environment photographer, has travelled the world to warn of the damage inflicted on nature by global warming. It is by returning several times to the same places that he has been able to highlight the rapid and flagrant degradation of the environment. His photographic work, accompanied by his films, exhibitions and books, has been praised by the King of Sweden and by the National Geographic, which has published him many times.